GENESIS 22 – ABRAHAM’S OBEDIENCE AND FAITH

“Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”
Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about.”Genesis 22: 2-3

In Genesis 22, Abraham shows us a great example of obedience and faith. At The Lord’s Request, Abraham went to the region of Moriah to sacrifice Isaac, his only son from Sarah, the son of The Covenant with The Lord. By obedience, Abraham followed The Lord’s Order and even went so far as to take a knife to slay his own son. This act of obedience of Abraham was accompanied by the faith that the Lord will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, and will not let him sacrifice his own son, although he was not seeing any animal for the burnt offering. It was only when Abraham took a knife to slay Isaac that the Angel of The Lord intervened.
In the same way, The Lord can test us to see our attachment to Him. Like Abraham, we must be able to obey God, even if it means separating ourselves from something that is dear to us. For us Christians, obeying God is following His commandments. Therefore, we must be able to separate ourselves from what keeps us from following God’s Commandments.
Like Abraham, we must walk by faith, not by sight, so we must obey with the certainty that sooner or later the Lord will act in our favor.

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